Mary Jo Brown
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Inman, SC -- Mary Jo Tate Brown, 92, of 200 Fortress Drive, formerly of Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 21, 2021 at Rosecrest in Inman.

Born in Pacolet, she was the widow of the late Homer Claude Brown, Sr. and daughter of the late F. Oliver Tate and Florence Scales Tate. She was a graduate of Pacolet High School, attended Limestone College, a homemaker and member of First Baptist North Spartanburg. She established the kindergarten program at West End Baptist Church, loved the Lord and was a faithful witness.

Surviving is a son, Homer "Buster" Brown, Jr. (Liz) of Jenkins, KY; a daughter, Patty B. Smith (Ricky) of Inman; a special nephew, Bob Wilkins (Becky) of Spartanburg; seven grandchildren, Kim Garrett (Kevin), Craig Smith (Stacey), Brad Smith (Bethani), Mandy Wright (Brandon), Heather Sexton, Allison Brown and Elise Hughes; 20 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Vernie Tate Wilkins and Spide Wilkins.

Private services will be held by the family.

Memorials may be made to: West End Baptist Church, 400 Overbrook Drive, Gaffney, SC 29341 or First Baptist North Spartanburg, 8740 Asheville Highway, Spartanburg, SC 29316.

The family will be at their respective homes.

An online guest register is available at

Blakely Funeral Home & Crematory, Gaffney, SC

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Published in The Gaffney Ledger on Mar. 15, 2021.
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